Sophia VI Sailboat - Cacique Cruiser


Sophia VI Sailboat

Trips between Puerto Lindo, Panama and Cartagena, Colombia

Cacique Cruiser BOAT TO COLOMBIA - Sophia Sailboat

BOAT TO COLOMBIA - Sophia Sailboat

ABOUT THE BOAT Sophia VI is a Vagabund 51 Ketch sailing boat, and is equipped with a 120 HP turbo diesel engine. The boat was built in 1985, refitted in 2014 with new rigging and got a new  engine in 2017. It has GPS,life rafts and life jackets. There are 2 guest cabins plus bunks in the main area. There is one four person cabin with double bed and two single bunks. A two person cabin with a large bed.  In the main cabin there are 3 single bunks and one double bed. The boat have 2 toilets and a large outside  living area. There is also a kayak, snorkel gear and  fishing supplies on board. ABOUT THE CAPTAIN Andre is a graduate of the Colombian naval cadet academy in Cartagena de Indias and he holds a professional captains license. He speaks fluent English and Spanish, and is an outgoing and laid back character. In 2009 he spent time sailing in the Pacific ocean before returning to the Caribbean. He was employed for several years as a professional  captain on various sailboats and catamarans, making over 100 crossing during that time sailing between Panama to Cartagena. In 2017 Andre purchased Sophia VI. ABOUT THE TRIP 5 days  /  4 nights Minimum 2.5 days in San Blas , 2 days for the crossing to/from Cartagena Visiting different islands daily for nice beaches and snorkeling 3 daily delicious meals Drinking water, coffee, tea Snorkel equipment COST & PAYMENT BREAKDOWN Trip Cost = $550 + $20 Guna territory entrance fee. Paid to the captain. $50 deposit payment made to Cacique Cruiser to reserve your spot. $500 per guest for the boat trip in a shared cabin. Paid to the captain. THE DEPARTURE POINTS & ARRIVAL LOCATIONS The boat departs from the public dock in Puerto Lindo, Panama. To get there guests must pay for ground transportation.  The least expensive is the public bus from Albrook Bus Terminal in Panama City. There you can can take the Express bus to Colon (45 min, $2.50) just before Colon, in Sabanitas stop at El Rey Supermarket, you can take a bus to Costa Arriba in front of El Rey Supermarket and you get out in Puerto Lindo, if you miss the latest bus to Costa Arriba, you can also take the bus to Portobelo and take a taxi from there for $10 approx. for  20 minutes. When enough guests are interested the boat   from Panama Cican arrange a shuttle from Panama City to Puerto Lindo for $25 that would  pick you up at your hostel or point of reference at around 1pm and take you directly to the boat. The boat arrives at Club Nautica marina in Cartagena.  From there guests can easily take a taxi to main areas INFORM US AND THE BOAT CREW IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY You have health problems or conditions the crew should be aware of You can’t swim You have allergies to certain foods BE PREPARED WITH THE FOLLOWING A high protection sunscreen A tight-fitting T-shirt to snorkel prepare a small bag with all you need during the trip we ll put your big case in an other storage without access A mosquito repellent  for nights without wind and evenings ashore A sweat shirt or a light raincoat for the night A towel The boat supplies a mattress with sheets but no blanket bring your snack, sweets, sodas, beers etc Please get cash and purchase supplies you need for the trip in Panama City If you get motion or sea sickness, we highly recommend that you buy motion sickness tablets from the pharmacy IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER Sophia is an independent boat which we represent as a guest service agent, because they are busy sailing and taking care of guests. Since we do not own and operate the boats we do  not control the schedule, and cannot be held responsible for delays cancellations by the boat, or actions of the crews aboard the boats.  However, in the event of a delay or cancellation we will provide guests with other available options, or refund their deposit payment.  And if a guest registers a fair complaint or suggestion with us we will communicate with the boat and advocate for the guest in an effort to reach an amicable resolution.

FromUSD 550
Book Now!
Cacique Cruiser BOAT TO PANAMA- Sophia Sailboat

BOAT TO PANAMA- Sophia Sailboat

    ABOUT THE BOAT A Vigabund 51 ft Ketch sailing boat, and is equipped with a 120 HP turbo diesel engine. The boat was built in 1985 and refitted in 2014 with new rigging and had a new  engine in 2017. Up to 11 guests sleep on the boat and it also has a large outdoor living area. There is a 4 person cabin in front with a double bed and two single bunks. In the main cabin there are 3 single bunks and one double bed.  In the aft cabin there is one large king size double bed. There are 2 toilets on the boat that are shared with everyone.  GPS, life rafts and life jackets on board.   CAPTAIN & CREW Andre is the new owner and captain of the boat Sophia VI.     ABOUT THE TRIP 5 days  /  4 nights Minimum 2.5 days in San Blas , 2 days for the crossing to/from Cartagena Visiting different islands daily for nice beaches and snorkeling 3 daily meals Drinking water, coffee, tea Snorkel equipment There is also a kayak, snorkel gear and  fishing supplies on board.   THE DEPARTURE POINT & ARRIVAL LOCATION Colombia to Panama: The boat departs from the public marina in Cartagena. Guests can easily reach this point by taxi. The boat arrives at an anchorage in the San Blas islands. To get to Panama City guests must pay for the boat and ground transportation to the port and Panama City. (see COSTS)   COSTS $550 per guest for the 1 way boat trip from its starting point at an anchorage in the San Blas islands,Panama to Cartagena, Colombia. $50 of this must be paid as a deposit to reserve the trip. $22 Guna territory entrance fee. $30 ground transport to or from the port of Cart, San Blas. $$20 (approximately) local motor boat to or from the sailboat anchorage.   HOW TO RESERVE A SPOT Please check availability with us before booking by clicking the INQUIRY button. To make a reservation click BOOK NOW and make a deposit payment of $50 online. The balance must be paid in cash to the captain when you get on the boat. Once a reservation is made we will send a receipt with a ticket and must read info via email. If the available dates or boats do not work for you, consider flying to Panama and going round-trip to the San Blas islands from Panama City. Often reasonable flight prices can be found on Viva Colombia or Wingo.  And we offer many round-trip options to the islands from Panama City.  

FromUSD 550
Book Now!

Sophia VI Sailboat Calendar